Harley Benton HB-40R

Harley Benton HB-40R

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HB-40R, Solid-State Combo Guitar Amp from Harley Benton.

4 user reviews

Harley Benton HB-40R tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Harley Benton
  • Model:HB-40R
  • Category:Solid-State Combo Guitar Amps
  • Added in our database on: 06/27/2004

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Harley Benton HB-40R user reviews

Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 4 reviews )
 3 reviews75 %
 1 user review25 %
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jilhou's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Harley Benton HB-40R
Bought in a pack with a guitar on the site thomman (www.thomann.de (http://www.thomann.de))

Combo guitar speaker 40W into 4 ohms, 20W into 8 ohms. Price: € 99. Weight: 10Kg announced on the cardboard.

Input 2: A "High" for instruments and a "Low" for CD etc. (I did not know enough to be more precise, it is what it says in the manual)

3 Outputs: Speaker out, line out and headphone

Equalizer: Treble, Middle, Bass

Overdrive Mode with adjustable gain and volume.



Let's start with the manual: An A4 page folded in half in English ... It's a bit short ... Since this is my first amp, there is more than 'put your hands in it' as they say

I play with a Harley Benton HBL400BK (I told you I bought a pack: P). With 40Watts, volume output is very good and enough for me. It can play plain or saturated, no matter what it spits!


I play mostly rock, heavy, metal. The range of sound is varied, one can have a bluesy sound as greasy and dirty.

I think with an effects pedal in addition, it could widen its register.


It's been 2 months I bought this amp. It is sturdy and fits me perfectly.

But beware, this is my first amp. I bought this pack for not buying a pack or Berhinger Squier, and for an amp that I could keep a little longer. I got what I wanted. So for me a very good value for money and it satisfies me.

punkméloaddict's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Harley Benton HB-40R
It's a transistor amp 40wat, hp 10 ", two input (low and high), headphone, line out and external speaker output.
It has a 3-band EQ, and reverb, volume per channel.


There is nothing more simple, it's an amp which is aluminum, the rule is played, nothing more!
The sound is really not bad, and the output level is good (you can easily get an earful!), The manual is very brief, but when you know you do not even read it ...
-1 For the manual


It is versatile but you can not have much of a heavy metal sound without pedals!
He is correct in all frequencies, I like less its medium, I use it often with an equalization v.


It does not really feature, the price is good value for what is often the highlight of harley benton.
I would definitely choose the referrer, the price is very interesting.

gibsoniac's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Better than what we said Harley Benton in general."

Harley Benton HB-40R
it's a transistor amp of 40 watts a channel with overdrive, a clear channel, a 3-band EQ and reverb.
In connection there is a high input gain and low gain input, headphones output (headphones), a speaker output (speaker), and an output line-out (line out).
ps: the line-out does not cut the hp as opposed to the headphone output.


The manual I have not even I knew that there was one.
The configuration is part of the simplest.
The right sound ... let's say it's good for an amp of this price ...


We can say that it's going for my style of music, at best I would have had a tube amp. I play it with a JS32T JACKSON GIBSON sg faded and still IS NOT SO BAD ITS.
the sounds are cool and dry when the decrease midrange and conversely they are warm and velvety.
The sounds I like with my gibson gain is 6 treble bass 6 8 8 middle depends on the reverb to 5 of Gary Moore and 2 for the acdc all in the low gain input.
Jackson's entry with my high gain treble 8 gain 6 midlle 3 or 4 bass reverb 10 0 for a dry and sharp.
The amp can be used amp puissanse by putting you in clear, setting the amp with treble bass 10 5 0 midlle put you on the low gain input of the amp.


I use it since 2009, at the time it was my first amp so I tried anything else, I did not know at all I use it apart in the volume of 0.5/10 in group with the volume of 4. I do not have that choice would do but its price is really good, by default against her is that HP is 4 ohm and the 10 hp "40w 4ohm or more are very hard to find if you want to change hp.

lbg79's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Harley Benton HB-40R
It is filled with a 40W transistor
2 Between "High" and "Low"
3 Speaker Outputs collection outdoor, line out and headphone
Equalizer Treble, Middle, Bass


Trs simple configuration not need a manual ...
TRS is obtained quickly a more than adequate.


This is an amp but you have to rev Polivalente a prvoir or more pedals because there is no distortion or overdrive effect style ... But I bought a Boss DS-1 pedals and a DigiTech Grunge and effect Resorte trs well ... on the other hand I try to test the amp back and beyond the sound become trs 8 draft. But hey I used to used a 5 or 6 and the sound is clean (like the transistor) and for rings already so it's really a problem.


I use this amp for 9 months and I just bought myself a new Marshall AVT 150 Valvestate 2000 150W and it has nothing to do but when I keep the same amp as it is versatile and above all is very easy to transport ...

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